Nate Diaz Is Being Fed To Dangerous ‘Shark’ Khamzat Chimaev

UFC veteran Henry Cejudo claimed that the UFC is trying to extract every bit of brand value from PPV star Nate Diaz in lieu of his contract running out. ‘Triple C’ said the UFC is planning to book Diaz with the new welterweight star Khamzat Chimaev.

UFC welterweight Diaz has been yearning to finish out the last fight in the UFC and finish his contract. Diaz previously last competed in June of last year against top ranked Leon Edwards. After almost a year of being inactive, the UFC still hasn’t provided a single name for the Stockton native.

Nate Diaz has been calling out many potential fighters these past few months. Previously, the organization planned for him to have a trilogy with Conor McGregor.

Then he called out old rival Dustin Poirier. The last one was a promising bout with Michael Chandler but that turned out to be a nonstarter due to the fact Chandler’s shin splintered during Ferguson bout.

Henry Cejudo discussed Nate Diaz’s situation during the recent episode of Triple C and The Schmo Show. Cejudo assumed the organization is trying to damage Nate Diaz while also profiting from him by feeding him against the likes of Khamzat Chimaev.

“Yeah, right now the UFC, I think they want, they want to feed him to a shark. That’s why they’re trying to kill… Because Diaz knows that there’s so much money to be made outside the UFC, that he doesn’t even care what millions they’re gonna end up giving him.” Cejudo said.

The reason is because the UFC is afraid many other fighters would follow Diaz’s step by joining rival promotions for money, such as Bellator MMA or even the newcomer Eagle FC. Cejudo believes popular athletes like Nate Diaz would be offered a lucrative deal by other promotions.

“I do believe that Nate leaving the UFC is just going to generate more money for fighters, and kind of giving that leverage to fighters like: Hey man, it’s not the UFC, it’s not the only place where you can make a good living.” Cejudo added.

What Cejudo is saying is on par with something Junior Dos Santos recently said when he blasted the UFC for wanting to extract every bit of value from a fighter before they let him go on his marry way.